Strand Theatre

162 Barrett Street,
Schenectady, NY 12305

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Previous Names: Barcli Theatre, New Strand Theatre

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AUGUST 29, 1929

The Barcli Theatre opened on November 24, 1920. The Barcli Theatre was located on Barrett Street and ran through the block to Clinton Street. The Barcli Theatre was remodeled and re-opened as the New Strand Theatre on August 31, 1929 with Lois Moran in “Words and Music”.

The Strand Theatre was listed in the Film Daily Yearbook’s 1950-1952 with 950 seats and it closed in 1953. The building stood unused until it was demolished in 1972.

Contributed by Joe Vogel--Lost Memory

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dallasmovietheaters on January 2, 2016 at 2:33 am

The entrance doors to the theater were on Barrett Street and the exit doors were on Clinton Street. The name of the theater was a fusion of these two touching streets making it the distinctive Barcli Theatre. William E. Gladstone was its first manager and it was owned by Lincoln Theatre operator John Walker. Charles H. Travis was the opening projectionist in 1920.

DavidZornig on May 3, 2019 at 8:24 pm

1970 image added via Joe Black.
Closed in 1951.
Vacant until demolished in 1972.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on January 20, 2020 at 7:34 pm

John A. Miller’s Historic Theaters of New York’s Capital District says that Schenectady’s Strand Theatre “…closed its doors for the final time in 1953….”

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